A quaint private cottage perfect for 2-3 people or small family, small kitchenette/dining/lounge with awesome green rural views with Ostrich, Emu, Mini-Alpaca, Llama, donkeys & cattle grazing nearby. FREE WIFI at homestead next door. Address 17 Waitomo Caves Road - 1st on left after roundabout from SHW37. Price includes the FREE homemade continental breakfast, Bacon & Egg on toast. FREE Big Bird/Mini-animal tour with unique photo opportunities and homely hospitality. (Other options also)
The Chalet has awesome green pastoral views of the 70 acre farm with 50+ Miniature RARE-BREED animals and Giant Moa (4.3m high mascot) Ostrich & Emu. An "animal lovers paradise"! General prices $55 per adult, $25 child (5-12yrs,) $20 pre-schooler, $30 teen and under 1yr FREE. Perfect for introduction to animals with awesome "selfie options"!
NOTE: Also available - Bungalow (3-7p), Studio (4p) Homestead rooms - Queen/ensuite (2-3p) Family/private bathroom (2-4p) Backpacker/ensuite Room (2p)
Zugang für Gäste
Parking right outside the Chalet and verander space for relaxing and enjoying the view. Check which paddocks you can visit animals before entering. Wifi access at the homestead.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We are available to give you all the local knowledge, tips on amazing FREE bush walks in the area (Ross worked for Department of Conservation for 20 years and built the walkways!)
Animal tours are either at 5pm before dinner or 9am after breakfast. Depending on how much time you wish to spend - evening tour is usually an hour and morning tour 1/2 hr before cave tours at 10.00am.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Footwhistle Glow-worm cave dusk tour is an awesome experience in the evening if you have a love for "natural & personal trip" - $55 per person for 1 and 1/2hrs including Kawa Kawa Tea at the Maori Ponga Tea Hut and walking up 120 stairs thru a "galaxy of glow-worms"! ASK FOR DETAILS!!
Ostrich Omelette (in season) $5 for a 2 person omelette!
Please get instructions before going into any of the animal enclosures and please be careful to latch-shut every gate you open! We are a "working farm/farmstay", so we can be away from the house at any given time. Therefore, it is good to have some idea of your expected time of arrival.
Ann & Ross Barnes (4th gen. Kiwis) We are a B&B/Farmstay on a working farm. Our style is "Come as Guests - Leave as Friends". We enjoy sharing "Our World" with guests from all around the world. Our Petting Farm gives Unique selfie opportunities you will get nowhere else with over 50 animals of 16 different varieties, including a pettable Ostrich and possibly the "smallest bull in the world"!
We enjoy "adding value " to NZ holidays with homegrown Kiwi hospitality and good sense of humour!